George B. Scott biography

Among the young men active in business affairs and public life in Callahan county is George B. Scott, who through his own efforts has risen to a place of prominence and influence, his labors being crowned with success, while his efforts in behalf of public improvement have been far-reaching and beneficial. A native of Alabama, he was born in Clay county on the 14th of April, 1876. His ancestors were originally from Virginia and afterward removed to Georgia, while later they became residents of Alabama. Freeman T. Scott, the father of our subject, was born in Georgia, and after arriving at years of maturity wedded Miss Ella E. Pool, likewise a native of that state. They came to Texas in the fall of 1878, settling in Bryan, Brazos county, where the father engaged in farming. He afterward took up his abode in Bexar county, and still later removed to Callahan county, where he arrived in October, 1885. About four years ago he removed to San Angelo, where he is now engaged in merchandising, being one of the enterprising and valued business men of that place. In his family there are six children, three sons and three daughters.

George B. Scott, the eldest, spent the great part of his youth upon a farm, being for five years in Brazos county and for three years in Bexar county, after which he lived upon a farm in Callahan county until 1892. Prior to that date he was a public school student and in the year mentioned was graduated form the high school at Cottonwood, Callahan county. Desirous of obtaining a still broader education he went to Howard Payne College, in Brownwood, where he spent two years, remaining there until the spring of 1894. In that year he entered upon his business career as an employe[e] in a dry goods store owned by B. L. Boydston, at Baird, Texas, remaining in his employ for eighteen months. He afterward worked for T. E. Powell in the same line for two years, during which period he gained practical knowledge of business methods. On the expiration of that period he embarked in the grocery business on his own account and continued the trade for three years, after which he again entered the employ of Mr. Powell, with whom he remained for two years. In the spring of 1904 he was nominated on the Democratic ticket for the office of district and county clerk and was elected by a good majority so that he is now filling the office and in the discharge of his duties he is found prompt, faithful and efficient.

Mr. Scott was married on the 15th of September, 1898, to Miss Adelia Cutbirth, a daughter of J. B. Cutbirth, one of the early residents of Callahan county. Two children have been born of this marriage, Maggie and Annamyrl. Mr. Scott is a member of the Knights of Pythias fraternity and has been identified with the Masonic lodge for five years and the Woodmen camp for four years. He has well earned the success and the enviable reputation that he now enjoys, standing high in public regard and esteem for his honesty in office, his integrity in business affairs and his reliability in all relations of life.

Source: B. B. Paddock, History and Biographical Record of North and West Texas (Chicago: Lewis Publishing Co., 1906), Vol. II, p. 447.